Seattle E-Bike is Going to Paradiso!

Seattle E-bike is happy to announce that we are sponsoring Paradiso Festival this weekend! Seattle E-bike has provided USC Events, the coordinators of the event, with a fleet of iZip Zuma bikes for the weekend to help employees easily travel across the gorge and make the event a success. We have also helped to sponsor the headphones that will be used in the Paradiso Silent Disco during the festival. Seattle E-bike is extremely excited to be a sponsor of Paradiso and we will be attending to help maintain the Seattle E-bike VIP bikes. We will also have a small retail area at Paradiso, details of the display are coming soon! 

With that being said, Seattle E-bike will be open to make appointments and to allow customers to browse the bikes Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24.  However, the sales force that is usually available to help you will not be available for those two days. Also, Seattle E-Bike will not be showcasing our bikes in front of Starbucks headquarters on Friday, June 24 due to our attendance at the Paradiso festival.

Customers are a vital part of our operations and if we have inconvenienced you in any way or if you have any questions, please call (206) 344-8000 and we will do all that we can to accommodate you. 

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Dump the Pump Day Seattle E-Bike Style

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted June 16, 2016

 

Today is National Dump the Pump Day, but here at Seattle E-Bike we are celebrating it Seattle E-Bike style! Typically, dump the pump day encourages everyone to dump his or her daily cars and use public transportation in order to save money. However, we encourage folks to go one-step further and not only save money by taking public transportation, but to cover the roads in between with an electric alternative like an e-bike or an electric scooter (all found on our website).The combination of public transportation and electric vehicles for the distances in between, will help to reduce an individual's carbon emissions even further while also saving you money. 

Here at Seattle E-Bike, we have some personal ebike stories about the greatest benefits employees have been afforded by saving money on gas and more.

Chelsi, Business Development, PR and Events: I ride a Kulshan Shredder that is made in house, at Seattle Ebike. It is currently being made into a tactically pink themed e-bike. It will take me about 50 miles around the city in one charge. Now that I ride an electric bike, I'm happy that I save a lot of money on parking because it is terribly expensive around Seattle, especially downtown. Any money that I would have spent on gas, is now extra money for me to save for a trip to Mongolia in this Fall. 

Phil, "The New Guy": I ride an Emazing Artemis that gets about 30 to 40 miles per charge. I am most happy to save money on gas, while experiencing the ride as part of my daily routine. The money I save from gas, can be put towards college savings. 

Jeremy, Senior Vice President: [Custom Kulshan Shredder, takes about 50 miles around the city on one charge.] I shred because going green is A Way Of Life. I guess you can consider that I'm AWOL from normal life. I kick the tin can we call a car and enjoy life from outside the box. Dumping the pump should be a mission not just a choice. I save thousands of dollars a month by riding my Kulshan Shredder. I don't pay for parking, I don't sit in traffic and I stimulate my mind and body with the greatest sensory upload money can buy. The best part is I still can listen to my tunes, make great time, and feel like a kid again. 

Perry, Bike Mechanic: I ride an E-Rad Converted Volcanic bike. It gets me about 30 miles or more per charge. The greatest benefit that I have found in electric bikes started from my pedal cab business. I realized that if I added an electric motor to my bicycle I could make more money and get back to customers faster.

By dumping the pump and going electric, there are so many benefits and new ways to spend or save the money you no longer use on gas. We would love to hear stories from any electric bike users as to what they can afford to do now, that they couldn’t do before dumping the pump. Let us know by Tweeting at us @SeattleEBike. We will be retweeting and sharing all the responses we get!

 

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Seattle E-Bike is NOW HIRING!!

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Seattle E-Bike is now hiring for full-time bike mechanics, electric bike mechanics and sales associates. We would like bike mechanics and electric bike mechanics. Any experience with electric bikes is preferred, but not required. For sales associates we would like to hire an outgoing, self-starter, with sales experience. 
 
If this sounds like you, then please call (206) 344-8000 or email chelsi@electricbikeseattle.com to apply! You can also visit our Craigslist posting here to get more information.

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Seattle E-Bike Teams Up With Starbucks

 

The Seattle E-Bike team is very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Starbucks! This Wednesday, June 8, 2016 we made our debut outside the Starbucks World Headquarters. We have made an agreement with Starbucks to offer free e-bike test rides right outside their front door. Every Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am- 1:00pm, the team will be out there showcasing the various electric bike lines that we have to offer.

Whether you are a Starbucks employee, on a lunch break in the area, or thinking of electric bikes but don't know what to expect, come down for a free test ride! It has never been easier to get a feel for an electric bike, get more information on any bikes we have on display, or to make an appointment to try any bike we have in store. 

Stay up-to-date with our Twitter to find out what bikes we are showing for the day!

Note: We will be closed Friday, June 9, 2016 for a team building exercise, but you can find us at Starbucks next Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Details about the photo displayed: The Blix Vika, one of the three electric bikes that we showcased at the Starbucks World Headquarters on June 8, 2016.

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CLOSED FRIDAY June 9th!

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 CLOSED FRIDAY!

Seattle E-Bike will be closed tomorrow on June 9, 2016 for a team building exercise day! If you are coming from out of town to purchase a bike PLEASE CALL US and schedule an appointment. 

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Batman Bikeboard at First Thursday Art Walk Tonight!

Don't miss out on the redesigned Conway Bikeboard's! Four companies competed against each other by building their own model with the Conway Bikeboard. Last weekend, all four companies presented their new designs with a private Grand Reveal in Spanaway, Washington at the Puget Sound Go Kart Association. After the private Grand Reveal, the four designs competed against each other in three challenges. The three challenges were unknown to everyone until the reveal. 

Challenge #1: Agility:Each team had to ride down a 30-yard stretch of the track. The challenge though, was that every 10-yards, the team had to weave in and out of cones. For every cone that the team avoided the team earned 1 point and any cones knocked down deducted team points.
After each team weaved their way through the tricky cones, one winner stood. The Conway Bikeboard team.

Challenge #1 Results: Conway- 20 points, Seattle E-Bike-0, Garage Asylum-0, Huff Motorsports-0

Challenge #2: Short Distance Speed Race with an awkward item attached to the rider. The fastest team down the 30-yard straight shot would win 20 points. Each team had to draw a card and that card coordinated with a prop they needed to attach to their bike. Garage Asylum ended up with large, stuffed soccer balls. Huff sports had to drag a parachute. Conway Bikeboards had to tow a two-wheeled skateboard with an additional weight on top. Seattle E-Bike had to wear a purple kids backpack. With all the objects in tow, each bike raced down the 30-yard straight shot. Riding furiously forward. The first to fall victim to their towable item was the Conway Bikeboard team; the weight fell off of their skateboard and therefore disqualified them. The rest of the bikes continued on and the purple kids backpack passed the finish line first.

Challenge #2 Results: Seattle E-Bike- 20 points. Conway Bikeboards- 20 points. Garage Asylum- 0 points. Huff Motorsports- 0 points. 

Challenge #3: A Race Around the Go Kart Track. The teams had to race around the entire Puget Sound Go Kart Association track twice. However it is a lot easier said than done. The track had some hills and sharp twists and turns that provided a challenge for all the racers. The race was well-fought and quite entertaining to watch. Each team did great! At the end of the two laps, the rankings were as follows.

Challenge #3 Results: Seattle E-Bike- 40 points. Conway Bikeboards- 20 points. Garage Asylum- 0 points. Huff Motorsports- 0 points.

The Seattle E-Bike team is in the lead with just one Challenge of the Conway Bikeboard Build Off Challenge left and it requires all of your support! 

Challenge #4 Best Bikeboard Build: All the teams of the Conway Bikeboard Build Off Challenge will be revealing them to the public at the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk tonight! The next time you can catch all the bikes will be in the Fremont Solstice Cyclist Parade on June 18, 2016! Come out to see all the awesome bikes that the teams have built and vote on your favorite bike! The team with the most votes will earn 50 points. At this point in the competition, anyone could win it!

To check out more details like pictures and videos, go to our Facebook page! 

The "Original" Conway Bikeboard

WHO IS COMPETING? 

VS.

VS.

VS.

TONIGHT IS THE PUBLIC GRAND REVEAL!!!

Come check out bikes that have electric motors, custom design fenders, motorized hubs, flame throwers, 

 

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You can convert your bike to electric with Seattle E-Bike

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The appeal of e-bikes: 5 facts from a new study

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on November 7th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Conversions, like this bike with a unit from E-BikeKit, are more common than e-bikes off the showroom floor. (Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

After years of being theoretically exciting, electrically assisted bikes are finally becoming common in the United States — enough for people to start studying their many benefits.

A new study by John MacArthur of OTREC at Portland State University offers some early results about the people e-bikes serve, the ways they get used and their possible role in reducing auto dependence in U.S. cities.

Here are a few useful facts from MacArthur’s presentation (PDF) at aPSU Friday transportation seminar last month:

1) Converting a bike to an e-bike is slightly more common than buying an e-bike from scratch. 48 percent of e-bike users purchased an e-bike, whereas 52 percent converted a standard bike (most commonly a mountain bike, but 13 percent of them a cargo bike or Xtracycle) by adding a battery and motor.

2) E-Bike conversions are usually cheaper than purchases, but not always. 70 percent of e-bike conversions and 46 percent of e-bike purchases were done for $1500 or less.

3) E-bike trips seem especially good at replacing car trips. The most common reason to go electric was to replace some car trips, though health, ability and comfort were also common reasons people took up e-bikes.

4) E-bikes turn people into daily riders. 55 percent of e-bikers rode their standard bike weekly or daily before the purchase. After the purchase, weekly or daily biking rose to 93 percent. Even the few (6%) who had never ridden bikes as an adult were now riding weekly or daily.

5) The biggest complaint with e-bikes is their weight. About 26 percent of respondents called it the main downside. (Another 8 percent, meanwhile, said there was no downside to riding an e-bike.) Fewer than 5 percent cited fear of theft or battery charging time.

Keep in mind that the 553 e-bike owners in this survey were reached via email, retailers, blogs, web forums, social media, meaning this is a disproportionately engaged and passionate audience. Still, many of the findings are worth thinking about, both for consumers considering e-bike purchases and for policymakers thinking about the benefits of promoting e-bikes.

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REMEMBER! 

Seattle E-Bike can convert your regular bicycle to an electric bicycle! 

Want to electrify your bicycle?!  

Bafang Mid-Drive 

Performance Description: A well engineered, quiet and compact mid-drive electric bike kit that can mount with ease on most existing bicycles. The Bafang 8FUN BBS01 is designed with the US market in mind. It features a 350 watt rated motor that can provide up to 650 watts of peak power. This translates into extreme hill climbing ability of grades up to 30% or more. All kits ship with a 20mph speed limit. The speed limit of the system can be adjusted in the control panel from 10mph up to 32mph. 

Motor: 350 watt mid-drive with 5 modes of pedal-assist

Battery: 11.6AH, 48 Volt Lithium-ion Battery (with down tube bracket + charger)

Price: 

  • $200 labor fee for all installs
  • $950 for 350 watt + $695 for 48 volt lithium-ion battery= $1,645.00 (plus tax)
  • $1,200 for 750 watt + $895 for 48 volt lithium-ion battery = $2,095.00 (plus tax)
  • $1,250 for 1000 watt + $895 for 48 volt lithium-ion battery = $2,145.00 (plus tax)

Keep in mind, mid-drive motors can put out a significant amount of power and torque. A 350 watt mid-drive motor can act like a 1000 watt hub drive motor because of the positioning! 

 

Call us for more information 206-344-8000 or email info@electricbikeseattle.com

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May The Fourth Be With You! ART WALK TOMORROW NIGHT!

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Viaduct Closures: Why not Bike to Work?

WARNING!!!
The viaduct will be closed THIS FRIDAY for TWO WEEKS! 
How inconvenient? Yes, inconvenience are most worst fears.... but why not ride your bike or electric bike (e-bike) instead?

With the viaduct being closed for a few weeks of course congestion will happen in alternative routes, doesn't it already? Why not save yourself time, money, hassle and just drive to work?

You'll help the environment :) GO GREEN!!!

 

Local news in Seattle have a few suggestions on alternative routes. 

SEATTLE -- Transportation leaders throughout the city of Seattle have been working for many months on finding alternate transportation options for drivers during the upcoming two-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure which begins April 29.

Metro Transit will re-route 12 bus routes that normally travel the viaduct through downtown and SODO. They want riders to expect delays throughout the system, but they also want them to know that they are doing everything they can to make sure the delays are as small as possible.

“When we’re re-routing 12 bus routes off the viaduct we’re also putting into play 22 operator assignments throughout the day. That means that those bus routes that face delays. We’re going to be able to put in standby buses to help maintain the schedule so we can help maintain the reliability as best we can even in the face of major traffic delays,” Metro spokesperson Jeff Switzer said.

Metro Transit also offers 1,500 volunteer vanpools and they hope you consider taking one of those as well.

“In places where those van pools have an extra seat we’re asking those riders to check in with co-workers, check in with neighbors to see, ‘Hey, do you want to have a free ride during the closure?’ and if we can fill those seats that’s going to take a couple cars off the road, maybe a couple dozen, maybe a couple hundred,” Switzer said. “If you go into this closure with a plan for your commute you’re going to be way better off. You’re going to be calmer. You’re going to feel more confident about how you get through the system. There’s going to be delays throughout the system no matter where you’re coming from, you should pad your schedule and bring patience to the table.”

Water Taxi leaders have also prepared for the viaduct closure. They will be adding sailings from Vashon Island and adding parking for those who want to take the route from West Seattle.

Water Taxi is adding five additional round trips during the closure on the 22-minute commute from Vashon Island to Seattle. On the 10-minute commute from West Seattle, Water Taxi will add more than 300 additional parking spots on the West Seattle side. Also, they plan to run a shuttle along the street with additional parking to pick up any travelers who may be interested in a ride. If you opt to take the Water Taxi you can pay with cash, credit card, or Orca Card.

If you have additional questions about the specifics of the changes, you can find more information online at 99closure.org.

We also have full coverage of the viaduct closure and its effects on KING5.com, the KING 5 App and Seattle Traffic App.

Copyright 2016 KING http://www.king5.com/news/local/viaduct-news/alternate-transportation-during-viaduct-closure/152726401

Widespread traffic gridlock expected as Alaskan Way Viaduct closes next Friday for Bertha dig

SEATTLE -- Next Friday, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close for two weeks so Bertha can dig a tunnel only 15 feet below the foundation -- the closest the machine will come to any structure.

When the huge machine crosses under Alaskan Way and Yesler Way, people may not feel the vibrations from the dig but many are likely to feel the pain of the resulting traffic gridlock.

“It`s not going to be pretty,” commuter Tammie Burks said.

Commute Seattle, along with the Washington State Department of Transportation, handed out brochures Friday encouraging companies and employees to change work hours.

“If you don't have the ability to flex your hours, one great option, at least in the evening, is to stay downtown go to happy hour,” said Jessica Szelag, executive director of Commute Seattle, an organization supported by the Downtown Transportation Alliance.

During a 2011 viaduct closure, the morning commute started two hours early, at 4 a.m., and lasted until 10 a.m. Going home, traffic built up as early as 2 p.m. and stayed congested until 8 p.m.

And don`t think you`ll only feel it in Seattle. The gridlock will likely stretch up and down Interstate 5, I-405 and the bridges between Seattle and the Eastside.

“It`s the one safe route, to take the train,” Burks said.

About 90,000 cars use the viaduct each day. As tough as it will be on traffic, WSDOT said, they need to shut it down so they can monitor the structure as Bertha passes underneath.

“It’s the most analyzed, most inspected structure in all of Washington state. We have a very good handle on it, we can monitor it to a millimeter worth of movement,” David Sowers of WSDOT said.

And the engineers have shored up the viaduct with underground pilings, vertical steel beams and carbon fiber to make sure nothing will go wrong.

WSDOT said they don`t see the need to bar ground traffic from the area underneath the viaduct during Bertha's dig. They believe it`s safe and will only create more chaos by restricting traffic.

Engineers say they are confident Bertha will not get stuck under the viaduct. If something does go wrong WSDOT says, they plan to keep the viaduct closed to traffic until Bertha can dig 350 feet to the other side.

http://q13fox.com/2016/04/22/widespread-traffic-gridlock-expected-in-western-washington-when-bertha-digs-underneath-viaduct/

On Friday, April 29, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing for two weeks while Bertha digs her tunnel underneath it. That's going to displace roughly 90,000 vehicles/day that use the major Seattle artery, so you better believe everyone in the region is pulling out all the stops to cot down on traffic, delays, and disruptions this is going to cause.

Depending on how you commute and where you work, there's surely some kind of help that you should take advantage of.

Bus

If you take King County Metro transit, know that the 12 buses that use the viaduct as part of their route are being re-routed. Because those buses will now move through Downtown and SoDo, expect some delays. However, they're also putting a bunch of standby buses on alert to make up for that.

Metro recommends trying to take the bus earlier in the morning than you usually do and later in the day than you usually do on your commute. Doing so ensures you're more likely to get home without sitting in delays.

Train

If you're traveling into Seattle from the south and you've never taken the Link light rail for some weird reason, you should totally try it next week. Your route might be a little different and you might have to do a little more walking then you're used to but the ride is pretty smooth and you'll be helping to eliminate one more car from whatever hellish traffic awaits us all. Now that the line runs all the way up to Capitol Hill and UW, there's even more reason to give it a go.

If you're traveling into Seattle from the north, find your nearest Sounder Train station. It starts up in Everett and stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds en route to Seattle. There are four trips into town in the morning and four back north in the evening. Who knows, you might decide this is the way to go instead of sitting in traffic every day.

Water Taxi

 

King County Water Taxi is adding extra trips to and from Vashon Island to Colman Dock over the closure. There will be additional parking at Pier 2 in West Seattle for the water taxi’s new, larger-capacity boat, complete with shuttle service. They will be adding sailings from Vashon Island. There are worse ways to commute, you know...

Ferries

Colman Dock will remain open to vehicles and pedestrians during the closure but it's going to have major traffic impacts, including increased congestion. Ferry commuters are advised to adjust travel schedules to avoid the heaviest traffic and to walk aboard instead of driving if possible.

RideShare

Metro Transit has 1,500 volunteer vanpools on the road and they're hoping you use this chance to try one out. You can also coordinate a RideShare of your own.

Cycling

Talk about the perfect time to give bike commuting a try. Check out Seattle's bike commuter amenities map to help you figure out your route, where to lock up your bike, and where you can find special stopping spots along the way. Or see if there's a Pronto Cycle Share station near where you live and give that a whirl.If you're concerned about car traffic, well, it's going to be at a standstill all week, so it's probably the best time possible to bike it in the middle of Seattle.

Stay Later If You Can

We know, you don't want to spend all day at the office, but if it makes life easier to stay longer, it could be a win-win. Urban Renassaince Group announced this week that they're extending building hours in their nine office buildings across downtown Seattle in order to help. Operating hours for their buildings will extend from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will continue until the viaduct reopens. Those places include Columbia Tower & Columbia House, 1600 Seventh Avenue Building, Second and Seneca Building, 1101 Second Avenue Building, 2200 First Building, Plaza 600 Building, Joshua Green Building and Seattle Tower.

http://seattle.curbed.com/2016/4/26/11512756/alaskan-way-viaduct-closure-commute-alternatives-bus-train-bike

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Bolt Motorbike Premier and Open House SATURDAY 4/23!

Come check out the Bolt M-1 at Seattle E-Bike on Saturday!

OPEN HOUSE 10:30AM-6:00PM

THE BOLT M-1 Motorbike has arrive to Seattle E-Bike!!!

Economy Mode

  1. 20 mph
  2. 1000 watts
  3. 50 Mile Range

Sport Mode

  1. 40 mph
  2. 5500 Watts
  3. 30 Mile Range

Battery: 33v, 51AHR, Lithium Ion, Quick Release Removable (can charge inside)

Charge Time: 5 hours 

Miles Per Charge: 35 miles

Weight: 140 pounds

Carrying Capacity: 350 pounds

Motor: Brushless DC

Top Speed: 20-40 mph

Wheel Size: 17 inches Alloy Rims

Wheelbase: 45 inches

Seat Height: 27 inches

Front Brake: 220mm hydraulic disc

Rear Brake:  Regenerative / drum

Extra:

  • LED headlight and integrated tail / brake light
  • Functional Pedals

 

Futuristic Details: 

  • Bluetooth enabled and connects to your smartphone. (If you lose your smartphone, Bolt M-1 is password-activated.)
  • USB Charger
  • Never lose your keys again
  • Share access with your trusted network
  • Remotely track activity
  • Crack detection
  • Listen to music
  • Navigation at your fingertips
  • Control security

 

Come check out the Bolt M-1 at Seattle E-Bike on Saturday!

OPEN HOUSE 10:30AM-6:00PM!!!!

570 First Avenue South

Seattle, Washington 98104

Enjoy the following at the Open House:

  1. Bolt M-1
  2. Electric Bikes
  3. Music
  4. Water
  5. Zico Coconut Water
  6. Organic Coffee
  7. Desserts
  8. Truffle Popcorn
  9. Fruit (Oranges, Apples, Bananas)
  10. Clif Bars
  11. Noosa Yoghurt
  12. Local Wines
  13. Rainier Beer
ENJOY BALLOON ART

     

     

    Check out our showroom floor !!!

    50% OFF ELECTRIC BRAMMO MOTORCYCLE

    Intelligent Bikes

    Commuter Bikes

    Fat Bikes

    Kalkhoff Bikes

     

    Folding Bikes

    AND MORE!!!

     

     

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